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Our extensive experience and insights, as well as long-established good relations with Sail Training International, the ships and their operators and sophisticated understanding of the related markets in which we work, can bring great advantages to any event in terms of value, efficiency and quality.

Each service delivery area can be supplied on its own, or in combination with the others. In terms of ‘economies of scale’, this can be achieved somewhat by amalgamating Lesley and Ian’s specialist areas of Ship, Volunteer and Trainee recruitment to an extent, but Corporate Hospitality mostly stands alone because as you will see is slightly different in that it is mostly predicated on a commission-only basis. We have however pitched our services at competitive rates from the outset, with the economics of the event very much in mind.

Our wider experience is more extensive and encapsulates more sub-areas which our involvement may cross into. These are listed below. We would be happy to talk further about these areas and how we might support efforts for you and your organisation.

GUY WIMPORY | Operational Consultant – Corporate Hospitality 3

Guy is a Tall Ship event specialist who has a background in sales and marketing events, sponsorship and management. Having begun working on major Tall Ship port events in 2003 in Leith, Scotland, his relevant experience now spans 9 major events including Liverpool 2008.

Specialist areas: Corporate Hospitality, Sponsorship, Event Marketing

LESLEY STRICKLAND | Specialist Consultant – Maritime Services2

Lesley is a Tall Ship event specialist with 17 years experience. Starting in 2000 with a Bi-annual Maritime Festival in Hartlepool, followed by a Cruise-in-Company event in 2005. She went on to manage Tall Ship events in Hartlepool (2010), Royal Greenwich (2014), Blyth (2016) and most recently Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta (2017). Lesley graduated from the University of Northumbria with a Masters Degree in Event Management (specialising in Tall Ships) and a City & Guilds (Level 4) in Spectator Safety Management from the Emergency Planning College.

Specialist areas: Ship Recruitment, Project Management, Fleet Management, Trainee Recruitment & Management, Sail Training International Liaison, Captain/Crew Social Programme, General Event Management, Health & Safety

IAN ANDERSON | Project Consultant – Maritime Services 1

Ian is a Tall Ship event specialist with a background in management, recruitment and training. Having been involved with Tall Ship Events since 2012 and working in management, recruitment (2003) and training since 1995, Ian brings a wealth of skill and abilities to the table which are supported by world wide recognised qualification. He has recently been involved with two major events in London and the North East. On both occations provided management , recruitment and training support to the lead organisations. He also has experience and working knowledge of digital marketing and web site development.

Specialist areas: Volunteer, Staff and Trainee Recruitment and Management, Development and Delivery of Training Programmes, Strategic/Operational Management of Volunteer Services, Digital Marketing, Web Development

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